Kowloon Walled City Infographic

Kowloon Walled City Infographic

March 29, 2013 6:00 pm 1 comment

Now this is the sort of infographic I can get into:

Kowloon

Kowloon Walled City, located not far from the former Kai Tak Airport, was a remarkable high-rise squatter camp that by the 1980s had 50,000 residents. A historical accident of colonial Hong Kong, it existed in a lawless vacuum until it became an embarrassment for Britain. This month marks the 20th anniversary of its demolition.

From: South China Morning Post

(via Adam Greenfield)

Previously:

TAZ History: Kowloon Walled City

Video: Kowloon Walled City Documentary

1 Comment

  • Annexian

    I saw shockumentaries of this place as a kid. I wanted like everything to visit it when I grew up and could travel.

    But – the New World Order just can’t stand some armpit somewhere out of their control I guess…

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